Jun 072012
 
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School is out and summer is here!  The good news: lots of free days for the kiddos to play.  The bad news: lots of free days for the kiddos to get bored.  Matter of Cents and I want to help you avoid the glazed-over eyes and the “I’m bored” whine with these fun activities for kids from Pinterest.

This checklist of 100 Things To Do this summer should be a good start!

Activities for Kids: 100 Things To Do This Summer

Once you go through those, here’s another 100 Things To Do this summer!

Activities For Kids: 100 More Things To Do This Summer

Try a weekly Family Appreciation Night this summer.  Have it in the backyard as a picnic or along with a camp-out for an extra-special event.

Activities for Kids: Summer Family Appreciation Nights

Have the kiddos save Batman and Robin (or any little character!) from a frozen prison by shooting the ice blocks with a water gun.

Free frozen characters with a water gun

Water balloon pinatas!  What a fun way to cool off during those hot summer days.  You could add some glitter if you have a sparkly princess at home, or dress the kids in clothes you don’t care about and fill the balloons with colored water and let them spray themselves in a rainbow.

Water balloon pinatas

What are your favorite summer activities for the kids?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  4 Responses to “Avoid The “I’m Bored” Refrain With These Summer Activities For Kids!”

  1. I LOVE those drive-in boxes! How cute!! June 6th was National Drive-In Movie Day – would have been a perfect way to celebrate!

  2. Oh my this is the cutest post I’ve read in awhile. I’m so happy I read it.
    Gladys P

  3. Thanks a bunch for this list. I think you covered everything! I’ve only just started tackling the activities on your list and already my family is having an awesome summer. I love the simplicity yet brilliance of this list. Nothing makes for a more perfect night than a pillow fort and a good movie. Since I always find myself caught up with my job at Dish, movie night has become my favorite part of the week. All we have to do is click on our Blockbuster@Home service we get through our Dish account, pick a movie to stream, and we’re set for the evening! Going bowling was a lot of fun too, even though I got the lowest score! Thanks again for the great tips. I’m looking forward to seeing more!

  4. I love both these lists and think they both apply for March Break, which we are about to start. There are so many things here that were staples when we were kids that have been lost on the tech age. Thank you for the great reminder:)

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